The Internet is part of political life. It played an important role in the Arab Spring, ACTA and SOPA. The Internet has even entered negotiation rooms.
The 8-week Advanced Course in E-participation examines e-participation as a new way of influencing global policy-making. The Course covers in-depth aspects of its application and dimension, the use of social media and social networking sites, as well as in-depth analysis of e-democracy, e-voting and e-Government. It looks at e-participation form technological, economic, social, legal, and users' perspectives.
The course forms part of the Advanced Phase of the Internet Governance Capacity Building Programme. Participants are expected to have either completed the introductory course of the Foundation Phase, or to have equivalent knowledge basic knowledge of Internet governance issues and/or experience in the field.
For more on Diplo's work in e-diplomacy and e-participation visit E-diplomacy in focus and E-participation.
The Advanced Course in E-participation explores the applications of e-participation and how it can be used in furthering the mission of organisations:
Definitions, classifications, and dimensions;
How the Internet is used for consultation and collaboration and ultimately the engagement of stakeholders for greater participation and interaction;
Social media and social networking sites; how different sectors have been using e-Participation techniques to reach their goals;
E-democracy and e-voting;
E-government, Gov 2.0, and Open Gov;
How e-participation is used in Public Diplomacy.